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At US$86.86, Is It Time To Put Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE:AYX) On Your Watch List?

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Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE:AYX), which is in the software business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Alteryx’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Alteryx

Is Alteryx still cheap?

Alteryx appears to be overvalued by 36.08% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$86.86 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $63.83. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! In addition to this, it seems like Alteryx’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What kind of growth will Alteryx generate?

NYSE:AYX Past and Future Earnings, June 1st 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. Alteryx’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 32%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? AYX’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe AYX should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on AYX for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for AYX, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Alteryx. You can find everything you need to know about Alteryx in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Alteryx, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.